John Dornan

Education advocate. International traveler. Photographer. Reader.

John Dornan was the founding executive director of the North Carolina Public School Forum, serving from 1986 to 2011. A native of Pennsylvania, Dornan’s career spanned a variety of positions related to education over 46 years.

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Excuse me, your values are showing

Last week’s sports pages were full of reports about salary settlements with some of professional football’s top quarterbacks. Former NC...


A tragically missed opportunity

The attorneys representing the school districts that originally filed the suit leading to the Leandro decision recently asked me to...


Is the debate over education’s Common Core the wrong debate?

In North Carolina and around the country, a heated debate is taking place over whether states should use what are...


The educational Tower of Babel: Ed groups no longer advance a common agenda

In the year following a general election, North Carolina’s General Assembly convenes for what is called “a long session,” a...